KATHMANDU, May 23: Nepalis travelling abroad spent a total of Rs 67.94 billion in first nine months of the current fiscal year – FY2018/19.

President, public and precedence

March 15, 2019 08:56 am

Our President recently made a trip to the United States to attend a high level UN summit and one only hopes, for the sake of the taxpayer contributions used to fund the trip, that something actually materializes out of it. However, the most intriguing aspect of her trip for us common Nepalis was not so much the flight from Nepal to the US but the short trip – well, at least for her – from Sheetal Niwas to the airport.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: An arrangement has been made for administering Japanese language test online for the first time for those Nepalis going to Japan.

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August 21, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Nepali Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged the Nepalis living in the UAE illegally for various reasons to take advantage of a three-month amnesty granted for all living illegally in the UAE.

LONDON, July 24: The 11th anniversary of www.nepalbritain.com-- a leading online news portal—was celebrated amidst a colourful ceremony in London on Sunday (23rd July).

UNITED STATES, July 21: A petition filed on Change.org in the United States urging the government to save life of Dr. Govinda KC and fulfill the raised demands he’s championed for has seen support of 15,000 people so far. Once 100,000 people sign the petition, the organizers aim to submit it to the United Nations, according to activist Shiva Prakash.

ACHHAM, June 28: On August 2, 2011, Min Bahadur Rawal of Sanfebagar Municipality-9 in Achham called home from India to tell his family members that he was coming home. But he never returned.

LHASA, June 22: Nepalis residing in Tibet, the autonomous region of the People's Republic of China, have urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take initiations to address problems concerning citizenship and passport they have been facing.

RASUWA, May 26: Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

KATHMANDU, May 22: No Nepali youths will be flying abroad for employment by 2023 and the average earnings of Nepalis will have doubled by that year, according to the government’s policy and programs for  next fiscal year announced on Monday. This means the country will have to increase the number of jobs a minimum of  nine-fold from what it is today to retain the youths within the country, according to an analysis of the targets .

KATHMANDU, May 22: No Nepali youths will be flying abroad for employment by 2023 and the average earnings of Nepalis will have doubled by that year, according to the government’s policy and programs for  next fiscal year announced on Monday. This means the country will have to increase the number of jobs a minimum of  nine-fold from what it is today to retain the youths within the country, according to an analysis of the targets.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Three Nepalis recently completed a bicycle tour of 20 countries in the world with the message 'Nepal is safe after earthquake'.

Nepalis laud Korean peace deal

May 11, 2018 07:51 am

KATHMANDU, May 11: Top politicians, diplomats and social activists have lauded the recent historic peace deal signed between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea as part of efforts made to end the decades-long war between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, May 8:  More than 1000 Nepali workers opt for foreign employment, according to a new report released by the Ministry of Labor and Employment-2018.

POKHARA, May 2: Ghandruk village of Kaski district is offering special discounts to domestic tourists on the occasion of Annapurna Sanctuary Tourism Festival and Annapurna Marathon to be held next month.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The United States has said the decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPA) of Nepali nationals was taken following an assessment that overall humanitarian situation in Nepal had stabilized after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The American government‘s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is guided by a improvement in humanitarian situation after the earthquake of April 2015, according to press statement released by the US embassy in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to cancel the temporary residency permits of about 9,000 immigrants from Nepal, according to a report published by the Washington Post.

The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to cancel the temporary residency permits of about 9,000 immigrants from Nepal, the Trump administration’s latest move to expel foreigners living in the United States with some form of provisional status.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has urged the Australian government to make arrangements for providing visa to Nepali students going to Australia from Nepal itself.

Howl, for Bhutanese Nepalis

March 18, 2018 01:30 am

The Bhutanese refugee suicide rate, with 21 in 100,000 according to the recent data, has broken all the records in the US

KAHMANDU, March 12: Of the total 71 people including four crew members on the board the ill-fated Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft with Call Sign BS-211, 32 people were Bangladeshi nationals, 33 were Nepalis, one Chinese and one Maldivian.

KATHMANDU, Mar 12: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has stated that 33 among those on board the US Bangladesh Airlines aircraft that crashed while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport are Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Twenty-one Nepalis have been selected to attend the Australia Awards Short Course on Inclusive Governance for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from 19 Feb-3 March 2018.

More Nepalis eating imported chocolate

February 8, 2018 06:50 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Tejashwi Shrestha, 7, came for grocery shopping with her parents at the Tripureshwar branch of Bhat-Bhateni Supermarket Wednesday afternoon. She briskly walked across the supermarket floor, but her feet stopped as she entered the aisle for candies and chocolates, and asked her mother to get her sweets. Among the plethora of chocolates in the store, those that the seven-year-old preferred were Kinder Joy, Gems and Dairy Milk, all imported chocolate brands.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Nepali students studying in US universities grew by 20 percent among international student population studying at colleges and universities in the United States. Nepali students rank 12th in the US out of 25 top countries and 13th among all.

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 1: Two Nepalis died and three others were injured when a jeep heading to Lucknow of India met with an accident in Risiya of Baharaich district, Uttar Pradesh, India today.

MORANG, Jan 28: Nepalis living in Hong Kong have lent a monetary support to a public school in Urlabari-9, Morang. They donated Rs 180,000 to Sarbajanik Secondary School.

KHOTANG, Jan 13: Five Nepalis, including two from Khotang, have been stuck in Qatar after not getting salary and work as per the agreement under which they reached the country for job.

NAWALPARASI, Dec 18: Hongshi Shivam Cement Pvt Ltd, which is setting up its plant at Sardi village of Nawalparasi district, has provided employment to more than 1,000 Nepalis, directly or indirectly, thereby contributing to improving livelihood of the local people.

Brown Nepalis in white America

December 16, 2017 00:45 am

For minorities in the United States Trumpism is synonymous with white supremacy and white control.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: An estimated 75 percent of Nepal's population is exposed to unsafe levels of particulate matter air pollution.

PARBAT, Nov 30: In a gesture of benevolence, Nepali immigrants living in Hong Kong have extended helping hands to construct school buildings in Parbat. They have donated Rs 1.3 million of the same, through Parbat Pun Magar Welfare Fund, Hong Kong.

Why parties are wooing Nepalis abroad?

November 17, 2017 07:23 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 16 : They comprise nearly a third of Nepal’s population of eligible voters. But they cannot vote because they are working outside the country. However, this demographic has a potential of altering poll outcomes.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The government has not made any serious efforts for getting exchange facility for demonetized Indian banknotes held by Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Thailand has bade final farewell to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej organizing a special ceremony at Wat Sraket (The Royal Monastery) as a part of the funeral program of the late king on Thursday. The five-day funeral program concluded on Sunday midnight.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Three Nepali migrant workers were injured in in a vehicular collision that took place in Penang of Malaysia, near Juru Toll Plaza, on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Each Nepali spends 13 percent of their average daily income on a plate of food, the second highest among the countries surveyed in South Asia, according to a recent World Food Programme (WFP) report entitled Counting the Beans: The True Cost of a Plate of Food Around the World. The average annual income of a Nepali is US$ 682 or Rs 88,786.

KOHALPUR, Oct 17: Bheri-Babai diversion multipurpose project, a national-pride project, has provided jobs to 500 Nepali youths. The youths are employed in project industry of tunnel pipe, tunnel construction, office administration and assistant-level posts.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: A total of 300 Nepali youths have been selected to participate in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students to be held from 14 to 22 October in Sochi city of Russia. Around 20,000 youths from 150 countries are attending the festival, according to the Russian Embassy in Nepal.

Tokyo, Japan Oct 6: Nepalis living in Japan have collected money in aid of two kidney patients back home.

BHAIRAHAWA, Sept 26: As the main day of Dashain festival ‘Biyadashami’ nears, festive atmosphere has gripped the country, mainly in settlements occupied by Hindus, who form the majority in the now secular state.

BHAIRAHAWA, Sept 8: Seven Nepali people were killed in a vehicular collision that took place near Gorakhpur in Indian State of Uttar Pradesh on Friday.

BIRATNAGAR, July 31: Stakeholders have opined that if the current trend of Nepali youths going for overseas employment continues for 10 more years, it will have a negative impact on the social, economic and cultural aspects of the country.

BHAIRAHAWA, July 30: Locals of Rupandehi have been facing lots of hassles while crossing the border to India due to the heightened security measures adopted by the Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB).

HETAUDA, July 23: Armed Police Force has nabbed seven people from a hotel in Hetauda for illegally possessing 30 kg of brown sugar.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Nepalis stand to lose millions of dollars held in high-value Indian bank notes that India banned last year and has yet to exchange, a Nepali central bank official said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara held talks with the ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE to Nepal and garnered information about the status of Nepalis working in their respective countries.

Counting Nepalis

July 4, 2017 00:25 am

Young men and women who leave in their 20s and 30s to work abroad will have to return in their 40s and 50s